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1 February 2014 Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines in the Serum of Silver Catfish ( Rhamdia quelen) Naturally Infected by Clinostomum complanatum: A Preliminary Study
Horacio Luis de Lima, Lenita Moura Stefani, Fabio de Araújo Pedron, Matheus Dellaméa Baldissera, Aleksandro Schafer da Silva
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Abstract

Clinostomum complanatum is a zoonotic parasite of birds, and its larval form (metacercariae) may cause disease in fish. The immune response of fish infected by C. complanatum is unknown, and therefore the objective of this study was to evaluate serum levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines in silver catfish (Rhamdia quelen) infected by this parasite. The analysis showed that fish infected with metacercariae presented significantly (P < 0.05) higher levels of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin 1 (IL-1), and interleukin 6 (IL-6) when compared to those not infected. These data suggest that C. complanatum larvae activate the host immune response.

© American Society of Parasitologists 2014
Horacio Luis de Lima, Lenita Moura Stefani, Fabio de Araújo Pedron, Matheus Dellaméa Baldissera, and Aleksandro Schafer da Silva "Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines in the Serum of Silver Catfish ( Rhamdia quelen) Naturally Infected by Clinostomum complanatum: A Preliminary Study," Journal of Parasitology 100(1), 142-143, (1 February 2014). https://doi.org/10.1645/13-300.1
Published: 1 February 2014
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